|Premise 1: Investors/Incubators over-estimate their ability to pick good ideas/startups.|
Premise 2: Software by a lone developer is not pragmatically different from software by a big A-team. It’s the market fit and marketing / sales that makes or breaks the project.
Premise 3: Most freelancers will not build and/or follow-through with their ideas, because they are not sure it will sell.
Premise 4: HackerNews has a decent number of people who know how the world works, and how a little glue would make it better.
Based on these premises I present The Proposition 2.0 (following version 1.0 ):
I’ll pay you $500 for your “real-life problem that needs a software fix” idea and market validation / research. I will build the MVP and give you another $1500 to bring us our first paying customer(s). We split the resulting product 80-20 as co-founders.
 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5037694  https://www.simonnouwens.com/hn